Sheldon Richman Says Open American Borders to Aid Ukrainians

Phillip Pessar/FlickrPhillip Pessar/FlickrIt can’t be easy living in Russia’s shadow, but U.S. and NATO intervention in Ukraine would be a disaster—destroying a village in order to save it is too reminiscent of America’s losing strategy in Vietnam. So how can America help Ukrainians (without expanding Washington’s power)? By opening U.S. borders, Sheldon Richman argues.

Scrapping immigration controls is obviously not a comprehensive answer to the conflict between Russia and the Ukrainians who want to be free of Russian influence, but it may be an answer for some Ukrainians. How many, no one can know. But it makes little difference. Let them in! 


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